MARCHING AGAINST CANCER
I am raising money for a charitable cause that is very important to me. Recently I have suffered the loss of a family member that was fighting against brain tumours and of a family friend who was fighting against breast cancer, making this charity a lot more personal than any others that I have taken part in the past, so please donate and help me reach my target in aid of Brain Tumour Research. Anything you can contribute towards helping me achieve my target will be massively appreciated.
WHAT I WILL BE DOING:
I plan to march at my own pace between Scunthorpe and Lincoln for the duration of 48 hours straight
My starting point will be North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe and I will march close to 30 miles (27 miles) until I reach the doors of the Lincoln Cathedral, once there I will swiftly turn around and track back my steps all the way back to North Lindsey College where once there again I will repeat the previous route until I have marched for 48 hours.
I expect that it will take me close to 9 hours each way, at least at the start of the challenge when I am relatively fresh. Ideally I would have made it to Lincoln and back 2 times by the end of the challenge but if the push comes to shove and I have to march a few more hours to finish either in Lincoln or Scunthorpe I will extend this challenge until I am at one of the destinations.
Without a doubt that I will be aiming to beat the target of 2 "laps".
I will only sleep if necessary and if so I will do in the shortest periods that my body will allow.
AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
Even tho my target is to raise £500 I will be aiming to raise as much as possible for this cause, while in Scunthorpe and Lincoln (and inbetween) I will be using my social skills to raise some money in person and in a covid-19 safe way. I have never been one to settle for the expected and always aim towards more than expected and so I will do the same about my distance complete and money raised.
WHEN IS THIS HAPPENING
I will be starting at 8am of the 1st of January at the gates of North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe. After the "amazing" year of 2020 I thought that would be quite poetic to start 2021 with the right foot (literally).
WHO AND WHY AM I DOING THIS FOR
A study performed between 2015 until 2017 showed that every year around 165,000 people pass away due to cancer, that is 450 every day, more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK. This means that as you are reading this there is close to 450 people threading between life and death, so it was yesterday and so it will be tomorrow, only in the UK! This year alone has been estimated that above 18,000 people will pass away with brain tumours.
Due to my recent loss I will be focusing the donations towards finding a cure for brain tumours, in which hopefully will help to find a cure for cancer itself.
In the theory my route seems quite simple
What it seems to be a straight line it will be 29 miles of marching next to a somewhat busy road, hopefully the new year will allow me to do this without much worry and some more safety, there will be some hills to march up to where ill go as high as 210 ft and as low as 62 ft.
Starting at North Lindsey College I will make my way towards and up Mortal Ash Hill in Scunthorpe, join the A15 southbound direction Lincoln, where I will pass by farms, Lincoln showground and RAF Scampton before traversing historic Lincoln and reaching the beautiful cathedral planted almost in the middle of Lincoln.
PLEASE DONATE AND HELP ME RAISE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE FOR THIS NOBLE CAUSE!